Thursday, July 18, 2019

GPF Interest Rate Fixed 7.9% for Further Three Months

GPF Interest Rate Fixed 7.9% for Further Three Months

Interest Rate for General Provident Fund Fixed 7.9% with effect from 1.7.2019

The Central Government decided to fix the interest rate for the subscribers of General Provident Fund @ 7.9% between the period from 1.7.2019 to 30.9.2019.

Earlier in the period between April and June 2019, the rate of interest for the GPF was 8% (w.e.f. 1st April 2019 to 30th June 2019).

The below list of funds also carry interest at the rate of 8% from April to June 2019.

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN RECRUITED ON OR AFTER 1-1-2004

In the 47th National Council JCM meeting held on 13-4-2019, the Staff side reiterated their demand and requested that the GPF scheme may be extended to the NPS employees who opt for the same as an additional saving benefit.

The Cabinet Secretary desired that the demand of the Staff Side may be considered favorably. Your good self has also assured that the demand of the Staff side would be considered and decision taken at the earliest.

In view of the above we submit the following justification for extending the GPF benefit on optional basis to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme.

The advantage of GPF to the employees is as follows:

(1) The interest rate for GPF accumulation is 8% as on date.

(2) Advances from GPF is permissible for the following purposes.

(i) Illness of self, family members or dependents.

(ii) Education of family members or dependent of the subscriber. Education will include primary, secondary and higher education, covering all streams and educational institutions.

(iii) Obligatory expenses, viz. betrothal, marriage, funerals or other ceremonies.

(iv) Cost of legal proceedings

(v) Cost of defence

(vi) Purchase of consumer durables

(vii) Pilgrimage and visiting places of eminence. This will include any travel and tourism related activities.

(3) Apart from the advances as mentioned above GPF subscribers are entitled for withdrawals from GPF for the following purposes.

(i) Education : This will include primary, secondary and higher education covering all streams and institutions.

(ii) Obligatory expenses, viz. betrothal, marriage, funerals, or other ceremonies of self or family members and dependents.

(iii) Illness of self, family members or dependents.

(iv) Purchase of consumer durable.

(v) Housing including building or acquiring a suitable house or a ready built flat for his residence.

(vi) Repayment of outstanding housing loan.

(vii) Purchase of house site for building a house.

(viii) Constructing a house on a site acquired.

(ix) Reconstructing or making additions on a house already acquired.

(x) Renovating, additions or alterations of ancestral house.

(xi) Purchase of motor car/ motor cycle/ scooter etc. or repayment of loan already taken for the purpose.

(xii) Extensive repairs / overhauling of motor car.

(xiii) Making deposit to book a motor car / motor cycle / scooter, moped, etc.

Apart from the above tax deduction under section 80C is also available. Annual statements will be issued on the 1st of April every year.

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT as on 12.07.2019

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT as on 12.07.2019

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from

1st January,2014 to 30th June, 2019 (as on 12.07.2019)

  1. Approved by Cabinet

S. No.

Name of the Service

CRC* Meeting

Cabinet Approval

1.

Indian Cost Accounts Service

29.10.2013

02.01.2014

2.

Central Power Engineering Service

11.12.2013

13.05.2014

3.

Indian Ordnance Factory Service

19.03.2014

29.10.2014

4.

Indian Civil Accounts Service

17.07.2013

16.01.2015

5

Border Road Engineering Service

26.02.2015

07.04.2015

6.

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service

08.01.2015

06.05.2015

7.

Indian Trade Service

06.05.2014

01.07.2015

8.

Indian Statistical Service

24.06.2014

29.07.2015

9

Indian Skill Development Service

10.04.2015

07.10.2015

10.

Indian Postal Service

28.12..2015

25.05.2016

11.

Central Reserve Police Force

15.12.2015

29.06.2016

12

Indian Information Service

05.05.2016

24.08.2016

13

Border Security Force

29.06.2016

12.09.2016

14.

Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service

17.09.2015

27.10.2016

15

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)
Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)

28.12.2015

21.12.2016

16.

Indian Telecom Service

06.10.2016

21.12.2016

17.

Central Engineering Service (Roads)

25.04.2016

06.03.2017

18.

Indian Naval Material Management Service

24.10.2013

22.06.2017

19

Indian Defence Accounts Service

09.09.2016

19.07.2017

20.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) (Group 'A' Combatised)

19.7.2017

20.12.2017

21 .

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

15.05.2017

10.01.2018

22

Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)

09.01.2017

02.05.2018

23.

Indian Railways Personnel Service

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

24.

Indian Railways Traffic Service

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

25.

Indian Railways Stores Service

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

26.

Indian Railways Accounts Service

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

27.

Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

28.

Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

29.

Indian Railways Service of Engineers

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

30.

Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers

19.04.2018

19.02.2019

* CRC - Cadre Review Committee

 

  1. Pending Proposals

SI. No.

Name of the Service

Status

1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (1)

1.

Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Recommendations of DoE have been received. The meeting of CRC was held on 08.02.2019 MHA has moved the Cabinet Note Comments of DoPT been sent on 28.5.2019.

2. With Cabinet Secretariat (1)

2.

Indian P&T Building Works

CRC Note sent to Cabinet Secretariat on 12 07.2019.

3. With Department of Personnel & Training (9)

3.

Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services (IOFHS)

Comments of CHS have been received. The same are under examination.

4.

Survey of India Group 'A'

Certain clarifications were sought from M/o S&T. The same have been received and the proposal is under examination.

5.

Indian Economic Service

The proposal returned to DEA to rectify the anamoly

6.

Indian Supply Service

Estt. (RR) is taking further necessary action.

7.

Indian Inspection Service

Estt. (RR) is taking further necessary action.

8.

Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)

The matter is under examination for placing before CRC.

9.

Canteen Stores Department (CSD)

The proposal is under examination. Certain information has been sought vide OM dated 26.06 19. Reply is awaited.

10.

Railway Protection Force

MoR submitted a revised proposal on 20.06.19 and certain information has been sought vide OM dated 08.07.19. Reply is awaited.

11.

Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS)

Reply from MoR has been received on 02.07.19.The proposal is under examination.

12.

Mail Motor Service

The proposal is under examination.

3. With Department of Expenditure (0)

4. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (3)

13.

Central Health Service (CHS)

Proposal was found incomplete. MoFHW has been requested to send the complete proposal. Reminder has been sent on 09.04.2019 to expedite the matter. Response is yet to be received.

14

Indian Naval Armament Service(INAS)

Meeting of CRC was held on 28.03.2019. MoD has been advised on 08.04.2019 to review the proposal and send the same for re-examination of DoPT. Reminder has been sent on 10.06.2019 .


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BSNL-MTNL के कर्मचारियों पर मंडरा रहा नौकरी जाने का खतरा, VRS दे सकती है सरकार

केंद्र सरकार BSNL और MTNL में VRS (वॉलेन्‍ट्री रिटायरमेंट स्‍कीम) लागू कर सकती है. गृह मंत्री अमित शाह की अध्‍यक्षता वाले मंत्री समूह (GoM) ने इस मुद्दे पर चर्चा की है.
मोदी सरकार BSNL और MTNL में VRS (वॉलेन्‍ट्री रिटायरमेंट स्‍कीम) लागू कर सकती है. गृह मंत्री अमित शाह की अध्‍यक्षता वाले मंत्री समूह (GoM) ने इस मुद्दे पर चर्चा की है. साथ ही दोनों कंपनियों को रिवाइवल पैकेज के तौर पर 4G अलोकेशन पर भी फैसला लिया जा सकता है. 1 मीडिया रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक इस GoM में आईटी व कानून मंत्री रविशंकर प्रसाद और वित्‍त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण भी शामिल हैं. हालांकि अभी कोई अंतिम फैसला नहीं लिया गया है.
इकोनॉमिक टाइम्‍स की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक BSNL के लिए 6365 करोड़ रुपए और MTNL के लिए 2120 करोड़ रुपए का VRS पैकेज दिया जा सकता है. MTNL दिल्‍ली और मुंबई में सेलुलर सेवाएं मुहैया कराती है जबकि BSNL पूरे देश में ऑपरेट करती है. हालांकि कर्मचारी संघ कर्मचारियों को नौकरी से निकाले जाने या VRS देने का लगातार विरोध कर रहे हैं. मीडिया रिपोर्ट के मुताबि‍क ऐसे कर्मचारियों की तादाद 54 हजार के करीब हो सकती है.
बीएसएनएल को बंद करने का कोई प्रस्ताव नहीं
इस बीच, BSNL के तमिलनाडु सर्कल ने कहा है कि कंपनी को बंद करने का कोई प्रस्ताव नहीं है. कड़ी प्रतिस्पर्धा और टैरिफ कम होने के कारण, बीएसएनएल पिछले कुछ महीनों से वित्तीय संकट का सामना कर रही है.
प्रॉपर्टी से धन जुटाएगी बीएसएनएल
BSNL ने रकम जुटाने के लिए देशभर में फैली अपनी प्रॉपर्टी को चिन्हित करना शुरू कर दिया है. वित्त वर्ष 2018-19 में इन प्‍लॉटों का अनुमानित मूल्य 20,000 करोड़ रुपये था. BSNL के कॉरपोरेट कार्यालय की ओर से भूखंडों की एक सूची जारी की गई है. 
पत्र भेज कर राय मांगी
BSNL के कॉरपोरेट कार्यालय की ओर से सर्किलों को पत्र भेज कर राय मांगी गई थी. पत्र में कहा गया था कि देशभर में फैले भूखंड और अर्धनिर्मित बुनियादी ढांचों, भवनों और फैक्टरियों का एरिया 32.77 लाख वर्गमीटर है और बचे हुए भूखंड का क्षेत्रफल 31.97 लाख वर्गमीटर है.

LDCE for PO & RMS Accountants scheduled for 18.08.2019 postponed

LDCE for PO & RMS Accountants scheduled for 18.08.2019 postponed


Permission to opt for pay fixation in the revised pay structure on a date after the date of issue of CCS(RP) Rules 2016

xvi) Item No.27: Permission to opt for pay fixation in the revised pay structure on a date after the date of issue of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 notification (25.07.2016) in case of employees whose promotion becomes due after 25/07/2016.


Staff Side reiterated their request that all the Central Govt. employees who got promotion/MACP after 25/07/2016and the employees who have already given option before the promulgation of CCS(RP) Rules, to avail the promotion benefit from 01/07/2016, after availing the annual increment in the lower pay scale, may be given one more option to switch over to the 7th CPC pay scale. Once the switch over happens, these employees will surrender their arrears after availing this option and the govt. will not have any problem in this regard.

Chairman desired that Dept. of Expenditure may consider the demand of the staff side.

Provisional engagement of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of Character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification

Provisional engagement of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of Character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification etc.






MACP on Promotional Hierarchy, Fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-servicemen, Option for 7th CPC pay fixation after 25.07.2016

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy, Fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-servicemen, Option for 7th CPC pay fixation after 25.07.2016 etc.: Action Taken Report of Standing Committee Meeting

[GoI, Min P,PG & P, DoPT’s OM No. 3/1/2018-JCA dated 08.07.2019]


Subject: Minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting held on 07.03.2019 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) - reg.


5. Staff Side also raised the discussions on the Action Taken statements (ATS) on the minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting, which was held on 03/05/2017 :


xiii) Item No.23: Review of the income criteria for the dependent parents of Government employees in the wake of the recent legislation of “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act 2007”:


Staff Side requested to consider removing the enactment of the above act by the Parliament, to enable the dependent parents of Govt. employees to avail medical treatment, since the Act has made it mandatory for the Children to care for their parents at the old age. The CAT Ernakulam Bench has also given a judgment in this regard.

Chairman desired that the Min. of Health may review this issue.


xiv) Item No.25: Withdraw the stringent conditions, unilaterally imposed by the govt. on grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) in promotion and grant of MACP on promotional hierarchy.

Staff Side informed that the DOP&T instructions for “very good” grading for grant of MACP is being implemented retrospectively, since MACP is considered based on the previous 5 years APAR. A clarification may be issued in this regard to implement the DOP&T instructions in this regard from a prospective date. The Office of the Delhi Court have issued similar clarifications. Moreover in the case of Industrial workers there is no APAR and their promotions are based on Trade Test and performance. Therefore necessary instructions may be issued by DOP&T in this regard, since many employees are being denied the benefit of MACP.

xv) Item No.26: Removal of ambiguity in fixation of pay of re- employed ex-servicemen and grant of the same benefit extended to commissioned officers who are below officers rank.


Staff side requested to consider and issue orders on the subject matter.


xvi) Item No.27: Permission to opt for pay fixation in the revised pay structure on a date after the date of issue of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 notification (25.07.2016) in case of employees whose promotion becomes due after 25/07/2016.

Staff Side reiterated their request that all the Central Govt. employees who got promotion/MACP after 25/07/2016 and the employees who have already given option before the promulgation of CCS(RP) Rules, to avail the promotion benefit from 01/07/2016, after availing the annual increment in the lower pay scale, may be given one more option to switch over to the 7th CPC pay scale. Once the switch over happens, these employees will surrender their arrears after availing this option and the govt. will not have any problem in this regard.

Chairman desired that Dept. of Expenditure may consider the demand of the staff side.

Regarding streamlining the reporting and incorporation of details of lost/stolen certificates in the 'Negative List'

Reclassification / upgradation of cities / towns on the basis of census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to C G employees

Reclassification / upgradation of cities / towns on the basis of census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to C G employees - reg.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Procedure to be followed in cases of disagreement on Recruitment Rules/Service Rules

Procedure to be followed in cases of disagreement on Recruitment Rules/Service Rules - regarding : DoPT

DoE: Festival Advance, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, Pension Revision for Autonomous Bodies, Pay Scale parity with CSS, Bonus Ceiling etc.

DoE: Festival Advance, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, Pension Revision for Autonomous Bodies, Pay Scale parity with CSS, Bonus Ceiling etc.: Minutes of meeting of Standing Committee

[GoI, Min P,PG & P, DoPT’s OM No. 3/1/2018-JCA dated 08.07.2019]

Subject: Minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting held on 07.03.2019 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) - reg.

(xxii) Item No 10: Restoration of Interest Free Advances, withdrawn by the Government based on 7th CPC Recommendations :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that Seventh Pay Commission in its report had recommended that all interest free advances should be abolished. The recommendations of the Commission relating to the abolition of interest free advances have been accepted by the Government with the exception of interest free Advances for Medical Treatment and Travelling Allowance for the family of the deceased. Travelling Allowance on tour or on transfer and Leave Travel Concessions have also been retained.

Staff Side also raised the demand for the restoring Festival Advance. Joint Secretary (Personnel) agreed to reconsider the issue of restoring the Festival Advance.

Staff Side thanked JS (Pers.) for agreeing to reconsider the issue of restoration of Festival Advance to the Central Govt. Employees.

(xxiii) Item No. 19 : Dispense with the practice of ignoring the fraction while computing Dearness Allowance :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that the present formula for calculation of DA where the whole numbers with fraction carried forward while calculating the percentage increase in DA was/is based on the recommendation of the 4th CPC. This method also saves the Government expenditure.

Secretary Staff raised his objection stating that the employee losses his benefit, when the fraction is ignored and carried forward. Therefore it is requested that Dearness Allowance should be paid on the actual DA raise, since DA is to compensate the inflation/price rise.

Joint Secretary (Personnel) though agreed to re-examine the matter, also informed that this may have financial implications and may increase Government expenditure.

(xxiv) Item No. 21 : Removal of conditions of being at the CHQ for few days in a month to claim the Transport allowance :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that the Transport Allowance is granted for full month, even if an employee attend office for one day in a calendar month. However, when an employee remains away from Headquarters for full calendar month(s) on duty / tour, he does not get any Transport Allowance. Since the employee has no occasion to commute between place of duty/Headquarters and residence during such calendar month(s), grant of Transport Allowance for that calendar month(s) is not admissible and also not justified. Further, for such period when employee is sent away on duty/tour from his Headquarters to any other place, he gets adequately compensated by grant of Daily allowance for that period. As per 6th and 7th CPC recommendations, Daily allowance is being given as reimbursement for hotel accommodation, food bill and local travel charges.

Staff Side demanded that being at the CHQ for one day, as a condition may be removed similar to the removal of one kilometer condition earlier. The Staff Side further stated that if an employee is away from headquarter for training or tour in a whole calendar month he does not get Transport Allowance. This is not justified because CCA has been abolished and it is subsumed in Transport Allowance implying that the Staff losses CCA as well. The Staff Side further stated that employees, who goes on Child Care Leave also does not benefit due to this condition. They demanded that the matter should be re-examined.

Joint Secretary (Personnel) agreed to re-examine the matter.

(xxv) Item No.24: Transport allowance in case of Physically handicapped person at double rate and deduction of the same if one is on short leave may be dispensed with :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that as per Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 21/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.07.2017, Transport Allowance at double the normal rates is admissible to Physically disabled employees, viz. Visually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, deaf and dumb/hearing impaired and also to employees suffering from spinal deformity. Otherwise, the general conditions for drawal of Transport Allowance at normal rates apply equally to all Govt. employees. Hence, Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will not be admissible for the calendar months (s) wholly covered by leave for persons with disabilities. In this regard, the Department of Expenditure has not issued any other instructions. He further stated that there are no instructions with regard to having attendants for handicapped employees and if there is any such instances then that should be brought to the notice of Department of Expenditure. The Staff Side agreed to this suggestions.

(xxvi) Item No. 26 : Extension of benefits of revised pension rules - 2016 in respect of pensioners of Central Government employees in autonomous bodies :

Joint Secretary (Personnel): stated that Department of Expenditure has issued orders only for Central Government Employees and not in respect of employees belonging to autonomous bodies. In case of Dearness Allowance the orders are issued by administrative Ministries/Departments.

Secretary (Staff Side) pointed out that the employees of autonomous bodies were getting pay scales of Central Government; the problem arose when the Department of Expenditure imposed the condition that 25% of the expenditure will be borne by the administrative Ministries/Department. It is imperative that these Central Government employees in autonomous bodies should be kept on equal footing with Central Govt. employees for the purpose of pay scales and pension.

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that there are as many as 680 autonomous bodies where Central Government employees are working and if this demand is accepted the repercussion will be huge. Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that the Staff Side may keep this demand as a separate issue.)

(xxvii) Item No. 27 & Item No. 38 : Parity in pay scale of all stenographers, assistants and Ministerial staffs in subordinate offices and in IA&AD and organized accounts cadre with Central Secretariat staffs by upgrading their pay scales :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that in cases where 7th CPC has recommended downgrading of pay scales of Assistants and Section Officers of CSS, Assistant Nursing Superintendent etc., the Government after considering the recommendations of the Commission decided that those recommendations related to down-grading of posts may not be accepted and normal replacement may have to be allowed in such cases. He further said that a committee has been formed by Department of Personnel & Training to examine the matter.

Staff Side reiterated that considering the nature of the job of Stenographers or Assistants, the Ministerial Staffs of subordinate offices and Central Secretariat are the same. It is justified that pay parity is maintained

while considering the matter related to pay scale. The staff side also demanded that the Committee constituted for this purpose may consult the Staff side also before finalizing its recommendation.

(xxviii) Item No.29: Enhancement of Bonus Ceiling Limit of Casual Labourers, consequent on enhancement of bonus calculation ceiling of Central Govt. Employees :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) informed that the details have been sought from different Ministries/Departments mainly from Ministry of Defence, M/o Labour, M/o Housing & Urban Affairs etc. and the information is awaited. Once the information is received from these Ministries, the rates of bonus will be enhanced, accordingly. The item has been considered closed.

Thanks to DOP & SBCO Union

An article published in this web portal regarding limitation in generation of reports in CBS Finacle. The issue immediately taken up by the SBCO Union and brought to the notice of Directorate. Thanks to  SBCO Union.



Now, the limitation for generation of reports per hour has been removed by the Infosys Team. I would like to thanks to DOP ( Higher Authorities ) for taking immediate action and speedy solution.


Thanks to all. 

Creating of Marketing Division in the Postal Directorate

The marketing Division will look after the following items of work

  1. Marketing of all products / services offered by Department of Posts
  2. All matters related to Marketing & Publicity and Brand Promotion.
  3. Marketing Research
  4. Social Media Monitoring & Campaigns
  5. Commission market studies/surveys amd engage consultants to test the market and improve the product portfolio
  6. Evolve market strategies, alliances and co operation to improve operations and increase parcel business
  7. Obtain inputs from Operating Division regarding performance of products and take measures as required to increase visibility and market share of India Post

Non acceptance to Deposit the amount more than Rs. 25000 at a time in SB account in B.O.s

Reply from Department regard Non acceptance to Deposit the amount more than Rs. 25000 at a time in SB account in B.O.s 

Contribution towards pension fund for Gramin Dak Sevaks - AIGDSU CHQ Letter to Dte.

Contribution towards pension fund for Gramin Dak Sevaks. 

Grant of GDS gratuity & Severance amount - AIGDSU CHQ Letter to Dte.

Grant of GDS gratuity & Severance amount 

RE-CLASSIFICATION /UPGRADATION OF CITIES/TOWNS ON THE BASIS OF CENSUS-2011 FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRANT OF HRA

RE-CLASSIFICATION /UPGRADATION OF CITIES/TOWNS ON THE BASIS OF CENSUS-2011 FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRANT OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (Click the link below to view)


Competitive Examination for the recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2019 ( 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019)

Competitive Examination for the recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2019 ( 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019)










Postal Department exam annulled with Tamil Nadu parties pitching for Tamil as medium of test


In Rajya Sabha, govt says fresh exam will be held in all local languages.

In the wake of protests by members from Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha against the dropping of regional languages, especially Tamil, as a medium of recruitment examination held by the Postal department, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said the test held on Sunday would stand cancelled and that a fresh one would be held in all regional languages.

Mr. Prasad said, “Certain issues were raised in this House by members, including my friends from Tamil Nadu. I have examined the matter today itself and it has been decided to cancel the examination held on 14-7-2019.” 

The House proceedings had to be adjourned thrice in the pre-lunch session due to loud protests from the members of the AIADMK, a key NDA ally. They trooped into the well of the House, tore up and flung papers, demanding the annulment of the exam. They were joined by their political rivals, the DMK, Congress, CPI, CPI(M) and the Trinamool Congress in the well.

The protests started soon after the listing of papers in the House, with AIADMK members shouting slogans and demanding that the government hold a fresh examination for the recruitment of postmen by including Tamil as a language for taking the exam.




Both the AIADMK and DMK had raised the issue during a zero hour reference on Monday. They contended that excluding the regional languages put rural students at a disadvantage.


On Tuesday, within nine minutes after the House met at 11:00 a.m., Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu first ordered stopping the live transmission of the proceedings owing to the ruckus, and then adjourned the House till noon. When the House met again, the AIADMK continued with the protests, with the slogan “cancel the exam”. 


As Deputy Chairman Harivansh appealed for allowing the Question Hour to begin, AIADMK members stormed the well. They were joined by the DMK and the TMC. The protests grew louder when Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan said Mr. Prasad would deliver a statement on Wednesday.


As the protest got shrill, the House was adjourned for 15 minutes at 12:06 p.m. When it met again, AIADMK members again stormed the well and raised slogans. This time too, they were joined by the the DMK, Congress, CPI and CPI(M) members, and Mr. Harivansh adjourned the House till 2 p.m.


With no sign of the parties relenting, Mr. Prasad made the statement in the House thereafter.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

RPLI & PLI : Clarifications to Circles

RPLI & PLI : Clarifications to Circles




அஞ்சல்துறை தேர்வு தமிழில் இல்லாதது குறித்து

அஞ்சல்துறை தேர்வு தமிழில் இல்லாதது குறித்து நாடளுமன்றம் மக்களவையில் தி.மு.க எம்.பி திருச்சி சிவா மற்றும் அஇஅதிமுக எம்.பி திரு. நவநீதகிருஷ்ணன் ஆகியோர் பேசிய வீடீயோ தொகுப்பு..


Restoration of Old Pension Scheme - no proposal to replace NPS : Lok Sabha Q & A (15-07-2019)

Restoration of Old Pension Scheme - no proposal to replace NPS : Lok Sabha Q & A (15-07-2019)

SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM ON LONG PENDING DEMANDS BY PJCA

SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM ON LONG PENDING DEMANDS BY PJCA

Monday, July 15, 2019

Implementation of DoPT/ Directorate instructions on CEA in AP Circle : CPMG AP Circle Order.

Implementation of DoPT/ Directorate instructions on CEA in AP Circle : CPMG AP Circle Order.



Minutes of CRC : Compassionate appointments to the dependents of deceased departmental employees in AP Circle.

Minutes of CRC : Compassionate appointments to the dependents of deceased departmental employees in AP Circle.



















































Guidelines On Sanction Of The PLI Claim Amount

Sanction of the PLI Claim amount:

This is regarding doing away with the requirement of obtaining the signature of a witness on System Generated Sanction Memo while disbursing payment towards maturity and other PLI Claim amount.

On receipt of suggestions on the above issue from West Bengal Circle, the matter has been examined at PLI directorate. presently all payments towards PLI/RPLI maturity and other PLI Claim amount, loan etc. are made through cheque or through NEFT. Identity of the insurant or the claimant is verified/established w.r.t proper ID proof.

In view of the above, the requirement of obtaining the signature of a witness on sanction memo towards all PLI/RPLI payment is dispensed with to ease the process PLI claim Amount payment with immediate effect. FSI is being asked to modify the sanction memo accordingly.
Guidelines on Sanction of the PLI Claim amount

Private Answer key for GDS to PA Question Paper - Exam held on 14.07.2019

Private Answer key for GDS to PA Question Paper - Exam held on 14.07.2019 
Prepared by Sri.Kowsik, IP Tiruttani under Kanchipuram Postal Division, TN Circle .




Question Paper - A Series 
(Revised)

First Appeal under RTI Act, 2005 on Station Tenure : Department of Posts.

Station Tenure Reply from Directorate: No such Specific definition of word station tenure has been mentioned in the transfer policy